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Friday, January 7, 2011



Author: Office of Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odik
Date: 2011-01-07 13:13:41

a companion of the black star,

Hi Trueblack,

I have been instructed by the Odikro to extend to you the Season's greetings!

I have also been instructed to convey to you that you clearly have no idea what you are talking about! I shall make this very short.

We can hear your foot steps from afar and see where you are coming from, even before your appearance. That said, I am yet to see this form of cynical opportunism even here on Ghanaweb where we are discussing a simple issue of who must govern a foreign country that happens to be a neighbour. Our president is saying that it is not up to Ghanaians to choose the leader of any country anywhere. This is an extremely wise man!

The problem facing the UN today is that the much-talked about "legitimate force" was vetoed at the UN Security Council by Russia just a few days ago, and so even under International Law, the UN troops can ONLY intervene as an ILLEGITIMATE FORCE OF AGGRESSION AGAINST A MEMBER STATE OF THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATION.

Not only that. Every wise person I know is calling for negotiations first, and then perhaps the use of force could be considered if the situation degenerates in order to protect life and property.

The silly calls by Ouatarra to use force to pave the way for his presidency is nothing but what he continued several years ago, to take over the country by means of illegitimate force. Before Ghanaian families begin to lose their fathers, brothers, and sisters in the Ghana Army to bring this man to power, we must also ask some pertinent questions about the role of the French, the Americans and what interests are at stake in all these and are there any explanations from the UN about accusations of voting results exceeding 200,000 votes in voting areas of less than 60,000 registered voters?

How do you accept the authority of the Independent Electoral Commission and refuse to accept the authority of the Constitutional Commission even though they both trace their authority to the same Constitution?

Rumours that someone is a friend of this and that is neither here nor there. When it became obvious that both the Electoral Commissioner and the Prime Minister were friends of the Ouatarra camp, no one complained.

It is not for us to poke our noses in the internal affairs of a sister country simply because the imperialists and their local agents want us to help protect THEIR interests!

We also have our interests! We want peace, security, democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights, and perhaps heavily subsidised petrol! Other governments are under similar pressures by multinational corporations who are salivating and having sleepless nights about our Light Sweet Crude Oil, the much coveted high quality, low sulphur crude oil!

The reason why you sound so naive must not surprise anyone. That is why you could not win any election and Mills won. That is why Mills is the President and you are not! I would think twice or more, before I personally endorse any of the guys offering themselves to lead the Ivory Coast today. They are certainly not worth it. Gbagbo's attempts to claim some territories in Ghana must not be so soon forgotten by Ghanaians. The same people who were behind him are now shifting their support clearly to Ouatarra. As a Ghanaian this makes me think deeply about its security implications on our new-found oil wells so close to their frontiers.

None of them is even a real friend of Ghana, so why should any Ghanaian die for either of them? We cannot tell Qadaffi he was not elected democratically and so we are not going to do business with them. We also have the fundamental right to follow our own minds and not the minds of the others! The whole world can be wrong and only one person right! It has happened before, several times in history. A quick example is the belief that the Earth was flat!

What is ECOWAS if we cannot speak our own minds? Some of these presidents probably have the list of their opinions e-mailed to them from elsewhere. Must our President necessarily follow whatever they say? "Go to war first, negotiate later!" What kind of nonsense is that?

You can also go to the Ivory Coast with Konadu to try your luck. After all, it is well-known that Ouatarra was a Burkinabe citizen, holding a Burkinabe passport until the age of twenty!

President Mills is perfectly unassailable here. I command you to beat a retreat before you hurt yourself very badly by exposing your own naivety!

Thank you very much for your reading the stuff and for informing yourself. And please, do not forget that the human mind is like a parachute, it functions better when it is open.

Take good care of yourself and enjoy your life!

Happy New Year!

I avail myself of this opportunity, to extend to you, on behalf of the Odikro, Nana Akyea Mensah II, the assurances of our highest consideration.

Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!


Pur'gu Saarpe!
Secretary to the Odikro, Nana Akyea Mensah II,

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1 comment:

  1. I do extend my personal greetings to you Nana. I am compelled to respond to your article for the first time I think we differ in certain areas. In large I do agree with most of the facts that you postulated.
    First I do not think in anyway that Atta Mills is a first time President because of his stand on the Ivoirian issue.
    On the Ivoirian issue Gbagbo has made or unmade himself. In the armory of thought he forged the weapons by which he is destroying himself and Cote d' ivoire.Gbagbo can also fashion the tools by which he builds for himself and Ivory Coast the prospects of joy, stability, peace, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights.
    Although we know that colonial imperialism has played a role and continues to play a role in many of the problems in Africa and the world , we should note that we allow and contribute to a large extent for such issues to engulf us.
    It is true that "The whole world can be wrong and only one person right!but on the Ivoirian crises Gbagbo is absolutely wrong and goofed all along and those of us who beleive in the social democratic priciples should let him know that.
    All the issues being raised are after the facts. There is neither a good war nor a bad peace Ivory Coast cannot continue to find itself in such a quagmire for a long time and solution should be found quickly